Thorp Alberga opens in HK with double hire

New offshore firm Thorp Alberga has made a move into Hong Kong with the opening of a new office and the recruitment of two partners from Maples and Calder.

Funds partner Richard Thorp and structured finance partner Harriet Unger will lead the firm’s Asia practice.

The boutique firm, headed by Michael Alberga in the Cayman Islands, is being touted as a challenger to the established players in the offshore market.

Thorp commented: “We believe we’re better placed than any of our larger rivals to provide focused advice across a broad range of offshore transactions.”